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Treating a turtle

CheloniaCheloniaSince moving specimens into the current Museum, the dry conditions and sometimes high temperatures have led to some specimens showing signs of cracking. This is especially so for the carapace of the green turtle which is splitting down one side.

A generous anonymous donation has now allowed us to have this professionally treated by expert conservators. The specimen, along with the skull of the baby elephant, which is also showing small cracks, will be taken for treatment off site.

Temperature and humidity are now being continually monitored throughout the Museum. Unfortunately there is little we can do about overall conditions, but we are experimenting with various ways of modifying humidity around vulnerable specimens housed in acrylic display cases.

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